1. depressingly dark;
- Example: "the gloomy forest"
- Example: "the glooming interior of an old inn"
- Example: "`gloomful' is archaic"
[syn: glooming, gloomy, gloomful, sulky]
2. filled with melancholy and despondency ;
- Example: "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"
- Example: "gloomy predictions"
- Example: "a gloomy silence"
- Example: "took a grim view of the economy"
- Example: "the darkening mood"
- Example: "lonely and blue in a strange city"
- Example: "depressed by the loss of his job"
- Example: "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"
- Example: "downcast after his defeat"
- Example: "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
[syn: gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited]
3. causing dejection;
- Example: "a blue day"
- Example: "the dark days of the war"
- Example: "a week of rainy depressing weather"
- Example: "a disconsolate winter landscape"
- Example: "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"
- Example: "a dark gloomy day"
- Example: "grim rainy weather"
[syn: blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gloomy \Gloom"y\, a. [Compar. Gloomier; superl. Gloomiest.] 1. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy. "Though hid in gloomiest shade." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected; as, a gloomy temper or countenance. Syn: Dark; dim; dusky; dismal; cloudy; moody; sullen; morose; melancholy; sad; downcast; depressed; dejected; disheartened. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
156 Moby Thesaurus words for "gloomy": Acheronian, Acherontic, Cassandra-like, Cassandran, Cassandrian, Cimmerian, Stygian, acheronian, acherontic, apocalyptic, bad, baleful, baneful, black, bleak, blue, bodeful, boding, caliginous, castellatus, cheerless, cirrose, cirrous, cloud-flecked, clouded, cloudy, cold, crabbed, crestfallen, cumuliform, cumulous, cynical, dark, dark and gloomy, defeatist, dejected, depressant, depressed, depressing, depressive, desolate, despairing, despondent, dim, dire, dirty, disconsolate, discouraging, disheartening, dismal, dispirited, dispiriting, distressed, doleful, doomful, dour, down, downbeat, downcast, downhearted, drab, drear, drearisome, dreary, dull, dun, dusky, evil, evil-starred, fateful, foreboding, forlorn, funebrial, funereal, gloomful, glooming, glum, grave, gray, grim, heavy, ill, ill-boding, ill-fated, ill-lighted, ill-lit, ill-omened, ill-starred, in the doldrums, inauspicious, inky, joyless, lenticularis, lowering, lugubrious, mammatus, melancholy, menacing, mirthless, miserable, moody, morose, murky, muzzy, nebulous, negative, negativistic, nihilistic, nimbose, nubilous, obscure, of evil portent, ominous, oppressed, oppressive, overcast, overclouded, pessimist, pessimistic, portending, portentous, sad, saturnine, shaded, shadowy, shady, sinister, solemn, somber, sombrous, sorrowful, squally, stormy, stratiform, stratous, sulky, sullen, surly, tenebrous, threatening, thunderheaded, triste, ugly, uncheerful, unfavorable, unfortunate, unhappy, unilluminated, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, untoward, weariful, wearisome, weary, woebegone